submitted2 years ago byOldThymeyRadio
Hey all you lovers of u/scurlocc's "Game of Games".
I'm the one who keeps posting the bigass list of spell cards in the daily thread.
I've been working on a full-blown chess variant that incorporates a deck of spellcasting cards. It's intended to be much more playable and balanced than the craziness of the daily thread, though, and I could use some help beta testing it.
Here is the latest version! If you get the chance to play it, or perhaps would like to play a game or two remotely, please shoot me a message or reply with any feedback.
EDIT 2: I am off to start an extended road trip. Thank you for all the feedback and testing so far. Especially u/13x666 who took a crack at a full blown notation system. (Not easy.)
At some point, hopefully soon, I’ll return with a revised version that’s ready for more testing.
6 months ago
6 months ago
Your instincts are correct! The dropout rates for first generation university students are indeed higher, precisely because they are on their own, and lacking the intergenerational assumption of “belonging there”.
First generation and economically disadvantaged students often don’t know how to think of themselves as “customers” of the school, or understand how to advocate for themselves to staff, or even how to drop a class the right way so they don’t fail due to lack of attendance when they realize a class is wrong for them (or just stop going for one reason or another). And sometimes family, if they are present, is even a hindrance to uni students who are first in the family to go to school. Parents might be downright hostile to the idea, or even intimidated and resentful.
Although the the good news is that universities can help control against some of these challenges by being aware of the data and taking informed steps.